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Old 12-15-2008, 12:49 PM   #1
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Bomb Proof... reasonably priced watch

I'm looking for suggestions.
I currently own a Cartier Tank Chrono... cost of battery
change and gasket ( O Ring) replacement and basic service...$650. CAN.
I've owned Rolex & Panerai. I no longer want to carry the price
of a good scooter on my wrist.

Any and all suggestions for rough, waterproof, under $600 timepieces
welcome and appreciated.
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:59 PM   #2
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$14 - Walmart
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:03 PM   #3
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I have a Timex Expedition that I've used for 2-3 years now for backpacking, m/c touring. I got it on sale for $30.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:40 PM   #4
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I love the watches available on www.watchbuys.com. These are German watches, usually with ETA or Valjoux movements with German cases. You can get a great buy on a really solid watch that is still unique and not a Seiko or a Citizen, and is still an automatic movement,,,so no batteries. I really like this one http://www.watchbuys.com/store/pc/vi...6&idcategory=8
I have bought a couple of watches from these guys.. great service.

That being said, I wear a GShock that i bought 18 years ago before i left for OCS still to this day when I am in the field... i think I have replaced the battery 4 times and the strap once.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:57 PM   #5
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sorry missed your price point

Here is a bomb proof, titanium cased, automatic that will out live you

http://stores.channeladvisor.com/wat...?itemid=505476
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:35 PM   #6
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Sell you this one for $100 shipped

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Old 12-15-2008, 02:54 PM   #7
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Swiss Army

Have always had great luck with Swiss Army. The one currently on my wrist has pretty much been worn since I bought it 11 years ago and I've had absolutely no problems with it and keeps perfect time.

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Old 12-15-2008, 03:28 PM   #8
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Marathon JSAR

Beefy, indestructible watch. It's a seriously large piece of equipment. Weighs almost 6 oz.



I have this one (quartz) and one of the GSAR mechanical ones as well.

The GSAR has a slightly smaller diameter and a nice little ETA movement, but is just above your posted price point.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:35 PM   #9
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WTF is wrong with a Timex? Tells time within a few seconds per week, uses cheap batteries available everywhere, and costs less than a night at the pub.

Nobody is going to mug you for your Timex. Break it? Oh well!

And, yeah, I have expensive watches. They sit at home.

I wear a Timex. They take a licking...
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:43 PM   #10
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And, yeah, I have expensive watches. They sit at home.

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I just arrived at that point which is why i started this thread.
Greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:44 PM   #11
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Tissot T-Touch. I've had one for a few years, treat it mercilessly, and it hasn't missed a beat. It has some nice functions too.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:59 PM   #12
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Seiko Automatic Divers

I have beat the shiite out of mine for 10 years and my dad has done the same for 35; they are bulletproof, no nonsense and classic.

At the end of time there will be cockroaches and Seiko Divers watches.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:10 PM   #13
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Maybe

Take a look at Suunto.

I sold them for years and never had an unhappy customer whether they were a first time buyer or otherwise. They might be a different build than what you're looking for but you'll have choices on types of bands/colors. Of course, the more expensive they are, the more gadgety. I did the same thing, got a Rolex Explorer and have watched my watch , sit in a box and tell me the time.

Good luck....
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:24 PM   #14
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I have a Timex Expedition that I've used for 2-3 years now for backpacking, m/c touring. I got it on sale for $30.
Nope. Won't do.
Too cheap.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:26 PM   #15
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...At the end of time there will be cockroaches and Seiko Divers watches....
Could be a great ad.
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